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Enter the Subscription site  Quality teaching materials. Kodaly Inspired Classroom: Lesson Planning. I have gotten a lot of questions on my Facebook page about lesson plans, from templates to actually planning, so this blog post will hopefully help you with just that! Once I finish my long range (yearly or monthly) plans, I start to break it down, looking at what concepts I am preparing, practicing, and presenting in each month and begin to find the songs that will fit those concepts.

For each lesson I make a column for rhythm and pitch so that I make sure that I am addressing both (no matter where I am in the Prepare/Present/Practice) in each lesson. It looks something like this. I start off just listing things and then I put them in order once I figure out how I want to weave the songs together (that's what the numbers are for): Last year, when I added kindergarten and pre-k once a month I knew I wasn't going to have them enough to have a seating chart, so I thought a lot about where they would be in my room, how they would enter my room etc.

And then procedures.... this is the HOW. Instruments of the Orchestra: A Monster Collection of Links for Music Teachers | Midnight Music. Unit: Instruments of the Orchestra A unit about the instruments of the orchestra is frequently included in music education curricula around the world and there are lots of free resources online to help you introduce or expand upon the topic.

Here are some of the links that I have found over the years. How orchestral instruments work and sound: videos 1. The Philharmonia Orchestra’s online resources are possibly the most extensive and best quality. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. And here you can find the strings, percussion and woodwind videos. 10. Orchestra Seating charts 11. 12. Composer biographies 13. The Conductor 14. Humour and Fun 15. 16. 17. . 18. Games, Quizzes and Interactive Listening 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. Clip Art and Images 27. 28. Downloadable instruments of the orchestra resources 29. 30.

iPad Apps 31. 32. 33. What have I missed? There are so many online resources that cover this topic that I even ended up leaving out a few. Like this article? Isle of Tune. V4 "Love" 2014. Stage 3 Music - Get Smart.